When I was just a garden snake, I didn't know much of anything and when I first logged onto Achaea I was hard pressed to find a good name. So in my haste I choose what I thought sounded to be a good name but in reality was pretty pathetic. Now some of you probably have a bunch of different characters and run around making new ones every time you screw up a little. Not I. I have never once considered logging into Achaea as anyone but Cobra. I am strictly against alternate characters however I do know that the Divine love them so much. Anyway, instead of making a new character, I changed my name to Cobra. But this is not the secret in which I keep to the Shadowsnakes.
What I am about to tell you is what I tell every single Shadowsnake that every entered my guild. The first two rules.
The first two rules are SO important to anyone looking to become an elite killer in Achaea. These rules I created myself as there was no one really in Achaea at the time to teach me anything. Also these two rules will work in any situation any of you will every have, in Achaea and out.
So here goes, RULE NUMBER ONE. This is about the most important rule of being elite. If you can achieve this one rule then you are in my book, better than the rest and it is very simple.
NO COMPLAINING! EVER!
Seems simple right? Wrong. An elite killer doesn't whine, complain, threaten, make jokes, taunt, and otherwise make themselves look like a fool. No crying, PERIOD.
This is the first rule because of the next rule. Being an elite killer is, something that takes time to master as a serpent class. So, death is a part of this lesson. You can not become the best, if you do not try first. And usually trying involved many deaths. Which is why You never, under any circumstances, complain about death. And this is really more to the point...never complain, whine or threaten the person that just killed you. If you say anything to them, you only say, "Nice work, Good job. Let's go again." or something along those lines.
Now this rule was a bit more important when we didn't have an arena to practice in every major city in Achaea. We had to do it the old fashion way. For real. Anyway, let us go to my second rule of elite status.
RULE NUMBER TWO...You must always believe that you will succeed. You must always assume you will kill your victim. Even if you died 20 times in a row. Each time you must have in your mind the goal to WIN. If you say to yourself. I can't. You have lost. You are no longer elite in my book. If you say I can't kill that person, then you are WEAK. If you are 18 years of age in Achaea and believe you will succeed, you will. If you believe you will not succeed, you will not. Remember, death is not losing. Losing only happens when you say you can't. Keep that in mind.
So there you have it. My first two rules of being an elite killing machine. If you want to find out more you can contact me via Achaea. There are many more lessons to becoming the best but these are the first two steps. Rules Three and up I will only divulge to members of my house, the Shadowsnakes.
I wish you all the best of luck and hope your killing and murdering sprees leads you into the shadows.